Posts Tagged ‘ travel insurance ’

Better 66 than 65

Oct 13th, 2019 | By
harridan

So far I have contacted fourteen different insurance companies and only one was below £150 with one being over £300!



Lessons from the Thomas Cook affair

Sep 25th, 2019 | By

For some readers they will have already heard and read as much about the demise of Thomas Cook as they would want to know. Those had better look away know then although I would prefer they remain because this story is not really about Thomas Cook but about what we should all be reminded about. The first, surely, is the need to have travel insurance. But, according to some, only about a quarter of travel insurance policies have clauses in them whereby you are paid
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Free insurance at properties in India

Aug 18th, 2019 | By

What OYO will provide is insurance which will cover baggage loss, medical expenses and accidental death.



Check your travel insurance

Jul 10th, 2019 | By

If passengers are being fleeced then we should be warned and the FCA should remove the licences of those offending insurance companies.



What’s hot: July 2019

Jul 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



The small print

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

As for reading the small print, who really wades through all of that dry text?



The ISS is now a B&B

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

NASA has announced that it will allow tourists to fly to the International Space Station. Great news except for the ordinary package holiday taker, there is a lot of admin to do before you fly!



Time to book that holiday?

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By
ATOL

Deal with a company that is bonded so that you don’t lose it if a problem concerns. Buy your trip on a credit card (not a debit card or with cash) so that you have redress in case of an issue and perhaps, most importantly, take out travel insurance.



Saturday snippets: 4th of August 2018

Aug 4th, 2018 | By

With very hot temperatures in southern Europe holidaymakers are warned to make sure they wear protective creams and clothing if they venture out in the heat of the day and take plenty of water with them.



Saturday snippets: 7th April 2018

Apr 7th, 2018 | By

As well as wondering why fewer of us are going to the Spanish region of Andalucia, Adrian considers restrictions in the Galapagos and Edinburgh and whether his mobile phone is covered by his travel insurance policy.



Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.



Monitoring travel insurance

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

A bit more clarity on behalf of travel insurers would help and reduce the number of claims being made.



Saturday snippets: July 29th 2017

Jul 29th, 2017 | By

With the summer holidays underway, Adian looks at where we are going, some of the problems and ends with Jet 2, the only travel company in the top 50 for customer satisfaction according to the ICS.



Tomorrow, the world

Nov 14th, 2016 | By

Start planning that trip of a lifetime…



Understanding travel insurance

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Does it not seem preposterous that policyholders should be expected to read a small book in order to understand what they are covered for in their travel insurance and what they aren’t?



Claiming on travel insurance

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

From Allianz Global Assistance UK, comes news that one in three claims did not include the right documentation when first filed.



Saturday snippets: 18th of June 2016

Jun 18th, 2016 | By

The Mary Rose, airport queues, integrated travel tickets and oil wresting in Turkey are some of the items that caught Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 4th of June 2016

Jun 4th, 2016 | By
Louvre

For those who have holidayed in France and Germany in particular this half term you may be aware that flooding that has taken place. For those travelling there this coming week be aware that five major museums in Paris – the Louvre, Musée des Egouts de Paris, Grand Palais, Palais de la Découverte and the Musee d’Orsay are closed due to the need to protect their exhibits. It is unlikely that they will open before the middle of next week. There are also no tour boats
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What’s hot: June 2015

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Stay healthy but if there’s an issue…

Aug 16th, 2013 | By

Today is World Mosquito Day. They can be annoying as they are in the UK; they can be killing vehicles. Most of us will not catch malaria when we holiday but we should be aware of where to find simple, easily understood advice.



Brits waste £195m on single trip policies

Mar 30th, 2013 | By

Britons could save £195 million a year by buying annual travel insurance



Gap year medical claims have doubled in two years

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

The average cost of backpacker medical claims has increased from £370 to £750 in last two years



Brits really can’t live without their yearly holiday abroad

Aug 3rd, 2012 | By

Despite Prime Minister, David Cameron, urging holidaymakers to stay in the UK for their summer break this year, only a quarter of us say a ‘staycation’ is the ideal holiday



Now your pet can come on holiday!

May 2nd, 2012 | By

More and more Brits are refusing to leave their precious pets home alone, when they go on their hols. According to recent research, 25 per cent of UK adult pet owners are prepared to pay the same amount as an extra adult on holiday, just to take their pet with them



Travelling without insurance is risky business

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

Research by the Association of British Travel Agents has revealed that a fifth of Britons go abroad on holiday without taking out travel insurance.



Rising Prices

Nov 25th, 2010 | By

Sad to relate, but in boring company with the rest of life at the moment, we can expect to pay higher prices for travel insurance soon. You can bet your bottom dollar that by the time the busy summer booking season begins in January, insurance companies will have raised their prices quite a bit. It isn’t helped by the fact that VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20% in January so that will automatically cause an increase.
AXA has forecast increases in excess of 10% but hasn’t said how much. Brokers are talking of sharp rises, whatever that means.
Why should increases be so “sharp?”



$A450,000 for Sydney to London

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

Now that airspace is open again, the great return home begins. With a cruise ship in Bilbao, the Navy mixing returning troops from Afghanistan with holidaymakers and ferries, Eurostar and hire cars doing exceptional business, there are stories about how much people are spending.
According to today’s Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, some people are looking to hire a jet for $A450,000 (say £270,000) to fly home from Australia to the UK. Except as you read the story, the truth is that enquiries have been made but the company can’t point to any firm orders. It looks like a good headline to capture people’s attention so maybe that is all it is.
But some people have spent hundreds if not thousands on trying to return to their homes.